Alumni Membership

 
We Are Racers. This is Our Legacy.
Like the Thoroughbreds we are named for, Racers are spirited and proud. We have the heart and will to succeed, to go farther, learn more and embrace wisdom. You can help us carry on this tradition by joining the Alumni Association today.

Your membership donation supports a wide range of activities that advance the mission of Murray State University, including funding the Century Club Alumni Legacy Scholarship and Distinguished Faculty Awards, providing support for Homecoming and other alumni reunions, and providing recognition for our Distinguished Alumni. 


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Murray State Night at the Memphis Grizzlies Game!

Celebrate with your fellow Racers as you watch Murray State Alumnus Ja Morant and the Memphis Grizzlies take on the Cleveland Cavaliers Friday, Jan. 17! Racer fans who purchase tickets before the deadline will receive a limited edition Murray State and Memphis Grizzlies co-branded hat, plus the opportunity to watch the Grizzlies during pregame warm-ups in the lower bowl of FedEx Forum! Ticket packages start at just $25. 湖北快3回血计划Deadline to purchase is Friday, Jan. 10.  Purchase tickets.

 
Join us before the game to take in the sights and sounds of "Grind City." We'll have a "whole lotta shakin' goin' on" Grizzlies fans cheeringduring MSUAA pregame festivities at the Jerry Lee Lewis Honky Tonk Cafe on world-famous Beale Street, 4-6:30 p.m. Food and drinks will be dutch treat, but we have the upper floor overlooking all the action booked exclusively for Racer fans!

Need a ride? The MSUAA has partnered with West Tennessee Motorcoach to provide transportation to and from Memphis that night. Reserve your seat using a credit card now using this or stop by the Sid Easley Alumni Center with a check or cash. Seats are limited and will be first come, first serve. $25 for alumni and fans, $15 for students.  The bus will leave Murray State's Stewart Stadium parking lot, near the Sid Easley Alumni Center, at 1 p.m. and return to campus following the game. 

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Our History

The Murray State Normal and Teachers College Alumni Association was organized June 1, 1926 during a meeting in Wells Hall immediately following the commencement of the first graduating class of 16 in the Little Chapel. Since that first graduation ceremony well over 75,000 students have earned degrees from this institution.

The Association was established to provide an opportunity for graduates, former students, faculty, staff, and members of the governing board of the institution to coordinate their efforts on behalf of Murray State. To that end, scholarships have been awarded by the Alumni Association since 1941.

湖北快3回血计划The Murray State University Alumni Association is a dues-based membership organization that supports integral programming designed to advance the mission of the University and creating meaningful connections among alumni.

Mission

Our Mission: The Murray State University Alumni Association connects, celebrates, and engages alumni and friends of Murray State through communication, activities and events to foster lifelong relationships that support the mission and strategic plan of the university.

Our Vision湖北快3回血计划: The Murray State University Alumni Association will be recognized internationally for excellence in alumni engagement through communication, activities and events and for collaborating with other university units to produce more effective student recruitment, donor solicitation and stewardship, and legislative advocacy.

Adopted by the MSUAA Board of Governors, April 2015

Board of Governors

Members of the first graduating class of Murray State Normal School and Teachers College in June 1926 gathered after commencement to form the Alumni Association. Since then the Alumni Association's growth has been guided by the appointed Executive Board President.

Organized to coordinate the efforts of alumni on behalf of Murray State University, the Alumni Association serves as a liaison between the University and its alumni constituency and enables graduates to maintain a close bond with their alma mater. The Association promotes the general interests of Murray State by affording alumni opportunities to work together to engage fellow alumni and advance the mission of their alma mater.

 

Executive Committee
Taylor Cline, '97
Iain Howard, '06
Tab Brockman, '81
Jonathan White, '71 '74

Brian Edwards, '06

湖北快3回血计划Scott Grant, '07 '09

Sandra Wilson, '80

Cameron Gish, '11

Kip Roberts II, '00

湖北快3回血计划Allison Beck, '92

Amber DuVentre, '06 '09

Jeremy McKeel, '98 '02

Bret Cude, '81

Darren Jones, '94

Ralph Barnwell, '73

湖北快3回血计划David Moss, '01 '10

David Russell, '94 '96

Daffney Moore, '97

湖北快3回血计划Gayle Rogers, '10 '15


Past Murray State Alumni Association Presidents

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2018-2019

Iain Howard '06, Owensboro, KY

2017-2018

Jerry Penner III '83, Murray, KY

2016 – 2017

Elizabeth Bailey-Smith  `90  `92, Marion, IL

2015 – 2016          

Shawn Reynolds ’97, Almo, KY

2014 – 2015

David Moss ’01 ’10, Madisonville, KY

2013 – 2014

Jason Pittman ’03, Murray, KY

2012 – 2013

Dave Washburn ’95 ’96, Benton, KY

2011 – 2012

Karen Cocke Owen ’83, Calvert City, KY

2010-2011

Sonny Smith '78, Paducah, KY

2009 – 2010 

Bob Upton ’77, Franklin, TN

2008 – 2009

Jane Freeman Wells ’60, Eddyville, KY   

2007 – 2008

Phillip Van Hooser ’79, Princeton, KY                             

2006 – 2007

Sharon McDonald Green ’80, Mayfield, KY

2005 – 2006 

  Alan Stout ’78, Prospect, KY

2004 – 2005

湖北快3回血计划Darvin Towery ’82 ’91, Mayfield, KY

2003 – 2004

Christopher McNeill ’88 ’89, Paducah, KY             

2002 – 2003

Martha Cunningham Lewis ’60 ’69,  Benton, KY

 2001 – 2002

 Percy Belt ’73, Hopkinsville, KY

 2000 – 2001

 Tom Maddox Jr. ’65, Owensboro, KY

 1999 – 2000 

 Brian Roy ’95, Benton. KY                               

 1998 – 1999

Bob Freeman ’58, Hopkinsville, KY              

 1997 – 1998

Ann J. Smith ’59 ’62, Mayfield, KY 

 1996 – 1997

 Bob Jackson ’85, Murray, KY

 1995 – 1996

 Roger Perry ’71, Benton. KY

 1994 – 1995

 Harold Doran Jr. ’75, Murray, KY

 1993 – 1994

Dennis Jackson ’66, Paducah, KY 

 1992 – 1993 

William "Mack" Bushart '80, Winchester, KY

1991 – 1992        

湖北快3回血计划Steve Story ’69, Murray, KY

1990 – 1991

Jeff Green ’76, Mayfield, KY              

1989 – 1990

Bill O’Brien ’62, Paducah, KY              

 1988 – 1989

 Ben Hogancamp ’68, Paducah, KY

 1987 – 1988

 Fred Schultz Jr. ’46, Louisville, KY

 1986 – 1987

 Bill Kopperud ’64, Murray, KY

1985 – 1986 

George E. Long II ’68, Benton, KY

1984 – 1985

Rex A. Thompson ’58, Lexington, KY                                                                                             

1983 – 1984

 Dan Shipley ’54, Murray, KY

1982 – 1983

湖北快3回血计划James E. “Buck” Hurley ’39, Benton, KY              

1981 – 1982

湖北快3回血计划William Ben Humphreys ’50, Murray, KY              

湖北快3回血计划1980 – 1981                              

Bill Morgan ’50, Benton, KY

1979 – 1980

Michael S. Peek ’70, Nashville, TN              

1978 – 1979      

Sid Easley ’62, Murray, KY

1977 – 1978                                      

Pat M. McCuiston `39, Kirksey, KY        

1976 – 1977

Richard H. Lewis ’60,  Benton, KY

1975 – 1976       

James H. Johnson ’41, Owensboro, KY   

1974 – 1975      

Edwin O. Norris ’50, Kingsport, TN

1973 – 1974                 

William A. Logan ’56, Madisonville, KY     

1972 – 1973                                        

Martha Robertson Ellison ’45, Louisville, KY

 1971 –1972

 Forrest C. Pogue ’31, Murray, KY

 1970 – 1971

 Richard L. Petty ’60, Gainesville, GA

 1969 – 1970

Barkley Jones ’49, Parkville, MD

1967 – 1968

J. William Carneal ’40, Owensboro, KY

1966 – 1967

Angie Basenback Chambers ’59, Charlotte, NC

1965 – 1966

J. C. Maddox ’30, Jackson, TN

1964 – 1965

湖北快3回血计划Joe O. Brown ’41, Bardstown, KY             

1963 – 1964         

Wilson Gantt ’41, Murray, KY

1962 – 1963

Howard V. Reid ’35, Symsonia, KY

1961 – 1962  

 J. D. Rayburn ’35, Murray, KY

1960 – 1961        

Charles J. Baugh ’38, Hickory, KY

1959 – 1960       

Pat Gingles ’42, Nashville, TN

 1958 – 1959       

  W. Roy McDonald ’34, Cadiz, KY

 1957 – 1958

 J. Clifton Thurman ’29, Nashville, TN

 1956 – 1957

 Eltis Henson ’33, Galesburg, IL

 1955 – 1956

湖北快3回血计划James Phillips ’36, Clinton, KY

湖北快3回血计划1954 – 1955      

  Dalton Woodall ’37, Paducah, KY

1952 – 1954

Rayburn Watkins ’43 Delray Beach. FL

1950 – 1952

William Ray Mofield ’43,  Benton, KY

 1949 – 1950       

   Guy Billington ’33, Murray, KY

1947 – 1949  

Hal Houston ’30 

 1946 – 1947

 W. Z. Carter ’29 

 1945 – 1946

湖北快3回血计划Holland Rose ’32, Benton, KY

 1944 – 1945

 Evelyn Linn Allbritten ’26, Murray, KY 

 1942 – 1944         

 Dentis McDaniel ’31, Clinton, KY

 

1939 – 1942      

  Adron Doran ’32, Lexington, KY

1938 – 1939

Robert Everett ’36

1937 – 1938

Preston Holland ’28, Murray, KY

1936 – 1937

Matt Sparkman ’28, Murray, KY

1935 – 1936

Waylon Rayburn ’30, Murray, KY

1933 – 1935          

Carmon Graham ’27

1932 – 1933

Waylon Rayburn ’30, Murray, KY

1931 – 1932       

   Max B. Hurt ’27, Kirksey, KY

湖北快3回血计划1930 – 1931       

   S. Jack Gardner ’27, Clarksville, IN

湖北快3回血计划1929 – 1930         

W. B. Moser ’26,  Murray, KY

1928 – 1929         

W.  J. Gibson ’27

1927 – 1928       

  Carmon Graham ’27

湖北快3回血计划1926 – 1927        

湖北快3回血计划Emma J. Helm '26, Mayfield, KY

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Top 10 Reasons to Join

10 – Continue the Tradition
Membership supports Homecoming, reunion activities on campus and around the world, athletic watch parties and other traditions that make Murray State University unique.  

9 – Racer Recruitment
Want to help support the next generation of Racers? The MSUAA assists the Office of Recruitment with recruiting events and senior send-offs around the country.

Chris Thile8 – Pay it Forward
Your Alumni Association provides opportunities to support student scholarships and mentor young alumni.

Murray State University Alumnus Chris Thile returned to campus in the fall of 2016 to perform a benefit concert to fund music scholarships and meet with students in the Music department.

 

7 – Exclusive Access and Benefits
Your membership entitles you to early registration for alumni trips, pre-sale access to concerts and special events, as well as discounts on athletic tickets and Murray State gear. Check out a complete list of benefits here.

6 – Alumni Awards
湖北快3回血计划Each year, the Alumni Association honors select alumni for their outstanding achievements and contributions to their alma mater with Distinguished Alumni and Golden Horseshoe awards.

Susan Eddington5 – Faculty Recognition
湖北快3回血计划Each year the Alumni Association recognizes distinguished faculty members. The Distinguished Professor serves as the mace bearer for Commencement.

 

4 – Discounts and Rewards
湖北快3回血计划As an extra perk of membership, you’ll save at local and national retailers, in addition to receiving discounts, you'll receive exclusive alumni access to insurance benefits through association partnerships with Nationwide and USI Affinity.

3 – Stay Informed
Whether you live in Murray, across the country, or around the globe, your Alumni Association keeps you informed about outstanding students, alumni and faculty; upcoming events; and campus news through a monthly e-newsletter.

2 – Student Support
The Century Club Alumni Legacy Scholarship, created and supported by the Alumni Association, provides scholarships for the children and grandchildren of alumni.

1 – Racer Pride
Membership in the MSUAA is the No. 1 way to show your Racer pride! Once a Racer, always a Racer.

 

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